“6 & 12 String Guitar” is a solo instrumental steel-string acoustic guitar album by Leo Kottke originally released by John Fahey’s Takoma Records in 1969.
It is popularly known to aficionados as the Armadillo Album for its cover illustration of the animal illustrated on the distinctive cover. Art by Annie Elliott.
“6- & 12-String Guitar” is the album that captured Kottke’s eclectic, innovative style in all its crispness, melodic vitality and rhythmic urgency and gave notice to the world, or the part of it that pays attention to steel-string guitars, that 24-year-old Leo Kottke was [and still is] remarkable.
One of the greatest solo guitar albums ever recorded.
Original Issue. Original Cover. LP Takoma Records C 1024 1969 VG****